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Tagger rescued from ‘Bubbly Creek’ after police foot chase dies

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE

A man rescued Tuesday night from “Bubbly Creek” after jumping into the South Side waters to avoid police has died.

Jason Kitchekeg, 26, was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police initially responded about 6:45 p.m. to a report of three people tagging property with graffiti in the 2800 block of South Ashland Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Two suspects were taken into custody, but a third man attempted to flee and ended up in an area of the South Branch of the Chicago River known as “Bubbly Creek,” O’Brien said. Police said the man jumped into the water when he was pursued by officers.

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